SUWA Hiroshi

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SUWA Hiroshi
Kyoto University
Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Division of Geo-Disaster
Doctor of Science(Kyoto University)

Research Areas



Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
Faculty of Science, Kyoto University


Focusing Mechanism of Large Boulders to a Debris-Flow Front
Trans. Japan. Geomorphological Union   9(3) 151-178   1988
Field Observation of Debris Flow
Proc. Joint Seminar on Natural Hazard Mitigation, Kyoto   343-352    1989
Seasonal Variation of Erosional Processes in the Kamikamihori Valley of Mt. Yakedake, Northern Japan Alps
CATENA, SUPPLEMENT   (13) 61-77   1988
Deposition of Debris Flows on a Fan Surface Mt. Yakedake, Japan
Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, Supplement Band   (46) 79-101   1983
Visually Observed Failure of a Rock Slope in Japan
Landslide News   (5) 8-10   1991

Books etc

Sediment transport by volcanic torrents of different scale
IAHS Publication No.226   1995   
Estimation of debris-flow motion by field surveys
Balkema ; Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation : Mechanics, Prediction, and Assessment   2000   
Relationship between debris-flow discharge and ground vibration
Balkema ; Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation : Mechanics, Prediction, and Assessment   2000   
The 1984 earthquake-induced landslide and the debris avalanche at Mount Ontake
Field Excursion Guide Book B4 of 5th International Conference on Geomorphology   2001   


Field Observation of Debris Flows at Merapi Volcano, Indonesia
1991 - 1995
Field Survey of Debris Flow Torrent in Yunnan Province, China
1991 - 1998
Field Observation of Debris Flows at Yakedake Volcano, Japan
Field Observation of Debris Flows on the Slope of Mount Unzen
Field Observation of Glacier Debris Flow in Tibet Province, China
1991 - 1992

Research Grants & Projects

Study on debris flow and pyroclastic flow
Project Year: 1990   
Study on the natural disaster, especially on the prediction of debris flow in East Asia
Project Year: 1990   
Study on water balance and debris transportation on the slope of volcano
Project Year: 1990